Saved by Angels?

We’re closing in on the end of our Writing New York semester with some texts that explore utopian and dystopian elements of New York City at the end of the 20th century and start of the 21st. When we first taught this course in 2003, most students hadn’t...

Elastic time: Open City book club, part 1

From its first sentence I had a hunch that Teju Cole’s Open City (2011) would have been a perfect fit for the Writing New York syllabus Cyrus and I tinkered with for almost a decade, and when we eventually take up the course again — Inshalla — I take...

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-01

Wrapping up ANGELS IN AMERICA in #wny11 today. # @_waterman on Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA today. #wny11 # Opening music: Talking Heads, 1978-79 "Thank you for Sending Me an Angel," "Cities," and "Heaven." #wny11 #...